Dora Frankel

Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground is a graduate dance company with a vision to nurture, challenge and inspire the next generation of dance artists.

Where it all began

The Gillian Dickinson Trust offers support to small charities in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. Our aims are to promote creativity in young people and to help those who have a deprived life.

The Trustees are committed to achieving the goals, and to live up to, the aspirations left to us by Gillian. This website is therefore an opportunity to demonstrate the progress we have made and to invite eligible organisations to apply for funding support... read more

Notifications of approval of Grants

We will try to notify all applicants of the success or otherwise of their applications within three weeks of a trustees’ meeting. Please be patient with us if sometimes we not meet these timelines.

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Our next trustee meeting is:
Friday 19 October 2018

The deadline for the next round of applications is:
Friday 5 October 2018

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Northern Stars – Young Filmmakers' Academy

Northern Stars is highly successful and established programme for young people that has flourished thanks to...